If you use All-in-One SEO, Have a Gander

I had planned on this being a post to show you how to fix a problem with some recent versions of the All-in-One SEO plugin for WordPress, but actually, the solution’s as simple as downloading the latest version – 1.4.5.3 – and installing it on your site.

The problem that I was going to describe would be one where you hadn’t set an option in the Options panel of putting your blog’s title into the Home Title section, your blog’s homepage would wind up not having a title at all. While your blog’s title would still be visible in the body of the site, search engines would see your site as not having a title.

Fortunately, according to the Change Log, this issue has been rectified by going back to the old behavior of having the plugin revert to the blog title in case the Home Title wasn’t set in the options panel.

I have to say that while some people complain about the frequent updating of the plugin, I think it’s a good thing to see that uberdose, the author of the plugin, pays attention to bugfixes and makes sure to not leave things unresolved for a long time.

I’ll be honest – I don’t update it every time there is a new update; generally, I do plugin upgrades at one time every so often – but when I have a setup that works, I like having it stay the same and not worrying if an upgraded plugin will break the site (which is very unlikely anyway).  😉

2 thoughts on “If you use All-in-One SEO, Have a Gander

  1. Thanks for the tip, Sephy. I was just wondering how to sort out this problem the other day and kept putting it in the when I have time to properly look at it” basket.

    Since it’s as simple as downloading the new version, I can do it quickly now!

  2. Hi Sephyroth, Kevin Stacey here..

    First off, this post is extremely thorough! I don’t see too many bloggers going into detail like you have…that’s the mark of a blogger who knows his plugins. For optimization, free plugins like All in One SEO Pack are really great as it lays down the basic SEO foundation for a WordPress site, but every blog is different and nothing works best for everyone.

    I always suggest looking at a side-by-side comparison of the best seo plugins for WordPress in order to make an informed decision of what the best plugin is for that blogger and their website’s specific needs.

    Here’s my most recent write-up on the subject:

    SEO Pressor vs Easy WP SEO vs Scribe SEO
    http://www.bestseopluginforwordpress.com/wordpress-seo/the-best-seo-plugin-for-wordpress/

    Check it out, let me know what you think. On a sidenote, you also don’t want to overload/bog down WordPress resources with too many bulky plugins as well.

    Great article btw…I’ll be referencing this post on my main blog.

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